1. Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire September 29

    Discovery Communications is a lead sponsor of the Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire being held Sunday, September 29 in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. We would like to invite DEN members to join us! The Mini Maker Faire brings together Makers of all types for a spectacular display of art, science, technology, craft and engineering. This “do-it-yourself” […]

  2. Resolutions for the New School Year

    2013-08-16_13-06-12

    I am not one for making New Year’s resolutions. I do, however, make a list of resolutions for each new school year. The start of the school year and my birthday are in close proximity. So, I think that both of those situations combine to create an impetus for reflection and change. My resolutions for […]

  3. Teacher Wellness

    My graduate school professor always quoted Stephen Covey from his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “You have to sharpen the saw.” As educators, we often forget the importance of taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The daily demands of teaching, preparing lesson plans, reviewing curriculum, managing the classroom, testing […]

  4. Spreading the DEN Love!

    As I was returning home from the Discovery Education Common Core Academy today, I received a phone call from the coordinator of the Chittenden County Homeless Shelter in Vermont to thank our group for supplying them with the lunch bags to feed their clients.  The clients loved the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and […]

  5. Top 10 Things I Learned at DENSI

    In many ways we each live in our own isolated world. It is difficult to stay informed and aware of new ideas and tools that could improve our performance and effectiveness in the classroom. My week at DENSI (Discovery Education Summer Institute) 2013 gave me a fantastic opportunity to observe and interact with innovative educators […]

  6. This week on DENvice: Tech integration is… Tech integration isn’t…

    TechIs

    How would you complete these sentences? Tech integration is _____________________. Tech integration isn’t _____________________.  Head on over to DENvice and share your ideas! DENvice team member and Virginia LC member Cynthia Treichler is leading our conversation this week. And, another enormous thank you to Mark Case for chatting about geocaching last week! If you missed last […]

  7. The Desktop is Your Friend….

    clean_desktop

    …So Treat it a little Better. As a follow up to DENvice member Tracy Carpenter’s post on finding the perfect desktop wallpaper, I would like to continue the geeky conversation on the treatment of your desktop. The desktop is the first thing you see light up your screen after the initial boot up. It is […]

  8. Get ready for DEN Geocaching Day with Mark Case

    DENgeocacheSm

    DEN Geocaching Day is this Saturday, May 18th! Interested in learning more about geocaching? You’re in luck! DEN STAR Mark Case is sharing his love of geocaching this week on DENvice. Mark is a geocaching expert! Join him each day to chat about different geocaching topics. So far this week, Mark has laid out the basics […]

  9. Where did you get that wallpaper?

    049-letitshine-1440x900-B

    Warning. Inner-geek shining through in this post.  Members of the DENvice team, namely Selena Ward and I, enjoy a small obsession with finding the perfect wallpaper for our laptops and mobile devices. Now, we don’t spend tons of time staring at our home screens- some days we barely see them at all. However, even a quick glance […]

  10. Dembo on DENvice!

    Dembo_resize1

    Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media and Online Community for Discovery Education, joins us on DENvice this week to chat about all things Web 2.0. Steve will be discussing different tools and resources throughout the week. Here is Monday’s DENvice post: Alrighty! Let’s get this show on the road! Since I’ve got a book coming out soon […]

  11. This week on DENvice: It’s an app smackdown!

    ipadsmackdown

    This week on DENvice,  Zulma’s hosting a smackdown! Share your favorite apps and how you are using them in your classroom. What are your favorite apps? How have your favorite apps benefited your students? How have they increased student achievement? Share it out! We look forward to a great conversation this week. Thanks to all of […]

  12. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  13. This week on DENvice: Nancy Sharoff, Digital Diva

    eyeandmagnifyingglass

    This week on DENvice, we welcome DEN Guru and Digital Diva, Nancy Sharoff. This week’s question: How can I use Discovery Streaming images to enhance teaching and learning?  Visit us and share your thoughts with Nancy. Two additional notes: In case you missed our Spring VirtCon session, DENvice Live!, you can find our session resources […]

  14. This week on DENvice: STEMming engagement beyond the classroom

    stop02

    Stop, collaborate and listen…this week on DENvice we welcome our own STEM superhero, Zulma Whiteford. Zulma is looking for creative ways to continue STEM education outside the classroom. Here is her question: STEM education supports curiosity, exploration, discovery, higher-level thinking, logical reasoning, collaboration and problem solving, both inside and outside the classroom. What types of […]

  15. On the path to healthy choices with Fit 4 the Classroom

    WEBMD_logo.jpg

    Discovery Education has joined forces with Sanford Heath and WebMD to create Fit 4 the Classroom. This site has amazing resources to help your students get moving, exercise healthy eating habits and think about making health conscious decisions throughout their day. My fellow DENvice team member Zulma Whiteford loves the Fit 4 the Classroom resources for her health classes. […]

  16. This week on DENvice: Creativity in the classroom

    DENvice

    This week on DENvice, our amazing moderator is DENvice team member and Maryland LC member Selena Ward. Selena is incredibly passionate about giving her students opportunities to express themselves creatively. Here is this week’s question: In Kindergarten, students believe they are artists and have no fear when they create. For every year students are in […]

  17. This week on DENvice: Welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon

    Lodge5

      This week on DENvice we welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon! We are super excited for a great week of sharing and learning. View the video for this week’s question. Then, head over to DENvice to share your thoughts with Dr. Lodge. Make sure to check out Dr. Lodge at NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and […]

  18. Collaborative Boards on Pinterest

    thumbnail-pinterest-logo-72-res-website

    Last night on the DEN Social Media and Blog Team Meeting the idea of using collaborative boards on Pinterest came up as a potential way for DEN Stars to share ideas. This is a fantastic idea! Collaborative boards are easy to set up and can be a great way to for DEN Stars to connect. […]

  19. Doodle 4 Google: Get doodling now!

    d4g_logo_global copy

    Time is ticking! The Doodle 4 Google contest closes next Friday, March 22nd.  There’s still time if your students haven’t started doodling yet. Head over to the official contest site and download a drawing template and an Entry Form. The Educator’s Guide has fantastic resources for lesson ideas and managing the contest. Recently, I changed the wallpaper on my […]

  20. This week on DENvice: STEM superheroes

    DENviceSTEM1

    This week at DENvice, we welcome STEM superheroes! Wisconsin LC member Peg Hartwig and Maryland LC member Zulma Whiteford are taking on DENvice. Peg and Zulma are passionate about integrating STEM education into classroom learning experiences. Join us for a conversation on how DE resources can assist teachers in addressing STEM initiatives. This week’s DENvice […]